Women’s golf finishes 14th at Furman

The USF women’s golf team finished 14th at the Lady Paladin Invitational after shooting a final round of 307 on Sunday.

Furman, who hosted the tournament, placed first in the 54-hole, 23-team event.

Leading the way for the Bulls was freshman Christina Jones, who shot a tournament-best 68 in the second round on her way to finishing tied for 18th. Jones’ 68 is also the lowest round for any USF player this season.

Fernanda Rivera finished tied for 43rd with a three-round total of 226. Rivera, a junior, entered the final round in the top ten but shot an 81 in the final round.

Danielle Ronderos, Mary Calderon and Jessica Buchta finished tied for 75th, 84th and 89th, respectively.

After Friday’s first round, in which Rivera shot a 70, the Bulls were in 17th place.

After the second round, however, USF jumped to 11th before falling back to finish 14th overall. Rivera was in seventh place going in to the final round.

This weekend, the team travels to Wilmington to compete at The Landfall Tradition hosted by UNC Wilmington.